Kim Pearce and Jeff Grann from Capella University will speak on “Using Technology and Analytics to Support Collaborative Measurement of Learning Outcomes” at the Digital Learning Forum’s monthly presentation on Monday, Feb. 14.
The presentation and discussion will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 150, the 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall. Guests can come at 6:15 p.m. to network with other professionals in the Twin Cities area. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
About the program
Demands for high-quality learning environments, accountability and scalability to optimize resources have emerged as important success factors at many colleges and universities. Capella University has capitalized on these factors through a suite of technologies, analytics and collaboration among faculty and specialists to design relevant outcomes-based curriculum, deliver that curriculum innovatively, and assess learners’ demonstration of outcomes transparently.
In their presentation, Pearce and Grann will cover how they implemented the system at Capella, the challenges they face, and where they are going with their vision.
Pearce is director of academic quality analytics at Capella University. In this role she’s helped advance an action analytics orientation in the university as well as create collaborations to directly assess learning for adults and their aspirations. She has provided leadership to Transparency by Design: College Choices for Adults, an online public source of information and quality indicators for institutions focused on delivering distance education to adults, and serves on the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative. Pearce is completing her doctoral program (ABD) at the University of Minnesota.
Grann is associate director of assessment and learning analytics at Capella University. He leads innovations in quality through assessment triangle practices that use a model of cognition to create measures and to frame analytics. He serves WCET, the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, the IMS Global Learning Consortium, and is founder of the Visual Display Guild. Grann earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota.
The Digital Learning Forum’s monthly presentation and discussion is sponsored by the Master of Arts in Technology for Learning, Development and Change, and the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning program in the Department of Organization Learning and Development at the University of St. Thomas.